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Svchost.exe consuming large amounts of memory


Svchost.exe consuming large amounts of memory when Orion is installed on Windows 2008 R2.


All SAM versions


This is a known Microsoft issue.


Microsoft has issued resolution instructions, as well as a HotFix, that can be found here: High CPU usage or a lengthy startup process occurs during WMI repository verification when a large WMI repository exists in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 (© 2016 Microsoft, available at, obtained on June 27, 2015.)

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